Jesus was born in a small rural town roughly 2,000 years ago. He was born into a lower–class family, to a teenage virgin mom and lived a relatively quiet life until the age of 30. At this time Jesus began his public ministry. Throughout the next three years, Jesus performed miracles, preached messages and proclaimed He was God by His word and His works. As promised, Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross to save humanity from sin, Satan and death. Three days later Jesus rose from death and appeared to hundreds before ascending into the clouds to join His heavenly Father.

Jesus arrived on the stage of human history on a mission — to reveal who God is, to show His reign as King and to reconcile men and women to God. In reconciling us to God, Jesus lived and died as a sacrificial substitute, living perfectly in the place of sinners, and dying gruesomely in the place of the guilty. Jesus is therefore the Savior of the world, the only way for us to be saved and have a relationship with Him. Jesus accomplished His mission through His death, paying for our sin, and through His resurrection, rising in victory over Satan, sin and death.

No one is more loved or hated than Jesus. This is not surprising because He’s the most famous person in all of human history. More songs have been sung to Him, artwork created of Him, and books written about Him than anyone who’s ever lived. Even our calendar is based off his life, dividing time before and after Him. Naturally, someone this important will have fans and enemies. 

And a lot of people have an idea of who Jesus is.

They may get this idea from TV or movies, maybe from past church experience and Sunday School felt boards, from history books, or maybe from just hearsay.

But just because we have ideas of who Jesus is doesn’t mean we actually know Jesus.

At Momentum, we’re all about Jesus — and the only way to get to know Jesus is to understand what the Bible says about Him, which includes what He said about himself.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.

We believe hope has a name...and His name is Jesus.